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How to tell if the water is circulating in motor


After running car squeeze upper and lower hose of radiator and see if they are pressure if so water is circulate if not no circulate should not be able to squeeze

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My 1991 Chevy Cavalier has just turned 100, 500 miles and has started acting up, went to ck my antifreeze and when i took the radiator cap off ( car is started) the antifreeze in the car was just sitting...


It does not circulate until the engine is warm. At that point the thermostat(cooling valve) opens allowing the coolant , from the radiator ,to circulate into the engine. Before that point only the coolant already in the engine circulates, inside the engine alone. .

Nov 26, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Car over heating


The most common cause is low coolant level, so check the radiator and overflow tank and fill as needed. If coolant is over 2 years old, it is a good idea to change the coolant and thermostat-start afresh.
Check the radiator cap. If it doesn't hold pressure of about 13-15 psi in the coolant system, the seal is bad and a new radiator cap is called for. The coolant system is a sealed system, so you should never have to add coolant, save for a small loss through evaporation in the overflow tank. If you are losing coolant, there must be a leak that needs found and repaired-a pressure test of the system should show up a leak.
When the engine is warmed up, the thermostat opens and coolant is circulated through the engine (pushed by the water pump on the front of the engine), into the upper radiator hose to the radiator, and down through the radiator where it is cooled, then back to engine and water pump through the lower radiator hose-a continuous circulation. If anything blocks this circulation (like a partially plugged radiator, or leaves, trash or debris on the outside of the radiator preventing good radiator cooling) then you could get engine overheating. You may want to have the coolant circulation checked, and/or have the radiator and engine flushed. Also possible that the water pump may not be promoting good flow-the impellers on the pump may be worn down to stubs-this can happen if regular maintenance is not observed.
Your radiator fans should also be checked that they work when called for.
The worst case would be a blown cylinder head gasket-another common cause of overheating, and the most expensive fix. A compression test could check for this condition- a cylinder or two with low compression indicates head gasket failure. Coolant can get mixed in with the oil, or it may wind up in the cylinders and get burned, putting out white smoke out the exhaust.
Overheating is bad on engines, get it checked right away.

Apr 10, 2014 | 2002 Buick LeSabre

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Fixed every possible cause but still overheating


checked water pump for circulating the coolant?
checked the radiator if the coolant circulated correctly?
thermostat renewed?
thermo switch checked whether is working?
fan switch checked whether is working?
checked whether the matrix could circulate the coolant?
ckecked whether there is any valve on the matrix hoses and is working?
have you bled the cooling system ?
have you checked whether you have a cylinder head gasket with problem and pressurized the water?
checked whether have a cracked cylinder head and on accelaration expanded the water hoses?
have you checked whether the radiator cap is working ok?
have you checked whether the radiator cap is with the correct pressure for the cooling system?
checked whether the cooling fan is working?

Sep 05, 2012 | 2001 Mazda Protege

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What would cause it to run hot and the heat stop working at the same time?


I've seen cars run hot and the heater not work for the following reasons:

1. The radiator is frozen solid and the coolant can't circulate.
*** The fix, get the car into a warm garage and let the ice in the radiator melt. Once done, add the correct mix of antifreeze so it doesn't happen again.

2. The water pump is not working and the coolant isn't circulating.
*** The fix, replace the water pump and adjust antifreeze mix.

Dec 06, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe

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My 93 Honda Accord is reving up and down when parked. Flushed the radiator but looks like there is a problem with the circulation. What could the problem be?


Check the thermostat. If the coolant is not circulating through the system, then the thermostat could be bad. Also if you flushed the radiator you have to refill it with the engine running for a few seconds so the coolant can work itself back through the system. If you did not do that it could create a low level of coolant in the system.

Nov 28, 2010 | 1993 Honda Accord

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Saturn L200 keeps overheating , I have replace thermostat, radiator recovery tank cap, heat sensor, but it is still overheating. what do I need to do to fix the problem


Either the coolant is escaping, or not circulating. If there is coolant in a puddle under where the car is usually parked, then I would look above that point, track the leak back to its origin and fix the leak. If the exhaust smells of coolant, then you need a real shop repair for a gasket or worse.
If the coolant is not circulating then I would check for a bad water pump or a blocked radiator. Lots of the L Saturns had leaking heater cores, a slippery wet passenger floor and stink was the indicator.

Aug 09, 2010 | 2001 Saturn L-Series

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96 nissan altima with ne water pump and thermostat


1. Improper water circulation: Sometimes, eventhough you are sure that you have enough water on your radiator, your car still overheats. It might probably be that the water is cannot circulate properly, which results to improper cooling process. There are several reasons for this which you can discover by yourself. To verify if the water circulates properly, start your engine without the radiator cap. If water circulation is good, you should notice that the water pops smoothly over the top but still retains the amount. Another way to check, detach one of the ends of your radiator hose from your radiator and see if water flows continously over.
If water doesn’t circulates well, check the thermostat if it’s open. It should be open, meaning clean, and the water can pass through it.
If thermostat is clean and still the water doesn’t circulate properly, then you have to check the water pump. That’s probably where the problem is. A little leak on the pump will cause improper flow of water through the radiator system.
If you are sure that the problem is not about water circulation, another thing you can consider is check the engine oil. Very low amount of oil can cause greater friction of the mechanical system of your engine. If it’s not time to change oil yet, you can add over some amount of oil until advisable amount is reached.
While we can’t be always sure about our engine, especially if it’s not new, we should be prepared when it happens. Bringing extra gallon of water in your trunk will surely help.

Jul 28, 2010 | 1996 Nissan Altima

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Coolant is not ciculating and not leaking it is blowing back in can i had new hose and thermostat housing put on is it air locked?


When engine is cold, take out the thermostat. Put back everything add water as needed to the radiator, leave the radiator cap out. Start the engine be careful stand in front of the radiator and where the radiator cap goes watch if the water is circulating rev it slowly and the water should circulate faster. If it is not circulating the radiator maybe clogged, inside the cylinder head where coolant circulates might be clogged or the water pump is not working.

Jul 15, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus

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